Search

£500 of shopping vouchers up for grabs in this week’s Recorder

On sale June 26

Upminster building merchants supplies and fits £800 door for elderly burglary victim free of charge

07:00 22 January 2014

Local business supplies and fits a new door for an elderly burglary victim. Picture: Met Police

Local business supplies and fits a new door for an elderly burglary victim. Picture: Met Police

Archant

George Farmer, 87, had his door kicked down and plundered £580 from his home but in an act of goodwill a local building merchants replaced the door for free.

The Upminster Safer Neighbourhoods Team (SNT) approached Jim Willams, of Willams & Sons, St Mary’s Lane, Upminster, after Mr Farmer’s property was burgled.

On January 21 the merchants supplied and fitted the new kitchen door worth £800 completely free of charge.

Mr Farmer had his house broken into on December 21, 2013. The thief raided the house after entering through the pensioner’s kitchen door.

Pc Belinda Goodwin, from Upminster SNT, said: “I would like to thank Mr Williams and his team for their kind and generous gesture.”

Police urge anyone with information regarding the burglary to contact police on 101 quoting reference 5419001/13.

Williams & Sons offer free security advice to old age pensioners. For more information contact 01708 259 013.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 17:13
Temperatures are predicted to reach about 30 degrees tomorrow.

Summer is well and truly here and Havering’s residents are experiencing “heatwave” conditions as scorching temperatures continue to rise.

Yesterday, 16:30
Romford Station

Speed restrictions on trains due to hot weather will not affect services through Havering, Transport for London (TfL) has confirmed.

Yesterday, 15:06
Zhane Decembre

Police are appealing for help in tracing a missing 16-year-old girl.

Yesterday, 15:01
Daybreak. Pictures: Google Maps

Funding cuts have forced a counselling charity to close its doors after 30 years of helping people improve their wellbeing.

Most read news

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

Y6 pupils unpack the rice

A school challenged their pupils to become enterprising individuals as they took on the national 90kg Rice Challenge.

Good times with Greenall's!

Good times with Greenall’s, a Great British gin sponsors Great British racing.

Escape to the picturesque sights of Cornwall

Summer is finally here, and what is the number one holiday location in the UK during the warmer months? Cornwall, of course!

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder